EHFG 2nd Programme Announcement

EHFG-Logo-1501st to 3rd October 2014, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

The EP elections, the elections for the President of the European Commission and the new College of Commissioners mark an important year for European politics in general and for health policy in Europe in particular. In order to meet visions of a social and prosperous Europe, we need politicians and stakeholders who will champion smart, sustainable and inclusive policies while maintaining strong values such as universality, access to good quality care, equity and solidarity. However there are concerns about an increased euro-sceptic presence in the new European Parliament and what that could entail for health.

This year’s conference will reflect on the opportunities and risks for health in light of the outcome of the recent European elections, and will discuss how to maintain and improve the health of European citizens.

I would like to draw your attention to the newest Programme Announcement, you will find a link to the document in the right panel. This year’s high-level speakers will include:

  • Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament (invited, tbc)
  • Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health
  • Alois Stöger, Minister of Health, Austria
  • EU Trio-Presidency Ministers of Health of Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg (tbc)
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director, WHO Europe
  • Paola Testori Coggi, Director-General, DG for Health and Consumers, European Commission
  • Members of the European Parliament

The EHFG is the leading health policy conference in europe. the main objective is to facilitate the establishment of a framework for advising and developing european health policy while recognising the principle of subsidiarity.

Target group

Those participating in the event include senior policy and decision-makers representing politics and government at eU, national and regional levels; business and industry; health care funders and service providers; civil society; as well as experts and researchers in health care and public health.

Bad Hofgastein

The gastein valley lies at the heart of the ‘Hohe Tauern’ nature reserve, the largest of its kind in
Central europe. World famous for its thermal springs it is a year round tourist resort offering a large range of high-quality accommodation. Most conference hotels are within walking distance of the conference venue which is located in the centre of this typical austrian village.

In addition to the official programme, the event provides a vast array of opportunities for informal meetings, discussion and networking.

Download the 2nd Programme Announcement here.


Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with “European Health” can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

Tip: More up to date educational events dealing with healthcare can be found online on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

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